I decided that I was going to make a piece of jewellery for myself. I have a huge stash of gemstones to choose from (oops) and initially, wasn't quite sure which I was going to use. In the end, I decided on larimar, amazonite (one of my favourites for the blue/green shades it has), rainbow moonstone and silver pearls. (That sounds so indulgent, doesn't it?) However, as I used gemstone chips and memory wire, it was quite cost effective. As I have mentioned before, I find threading the chips onto the wire to be quite a meditative process and the best thing is, I have got a lovely piece of jewellery which I'll really enjoy wearing. Although the photo above doesn't show it, the moonstone does have lovely flashes of blue when it is in the light.
As for the bargains, well, on a recent trip to Horncastle (a place well known for antiques and charity shops), I found this little embroidered tray cloth in a charity shop (50p). Of course it had to come home with me. I was bought it and the primroses by our friend who we had gone to see. I know primroses aren't cowslips, but I thought they went together well and do a sterling job of representing Spring colours!
(I did wash and iron the tray cloth, but it does look a little creased in the photo - ho hum!)